This past Sunday 125 cannaseurs arrived in a San Francisco loft space for an afternoon of cannabis tasting, Ganja Yoga, Nidra meditation and an immersive sound bath. HelloMD sponsored the pop up event called Mindful Haven, which is one in a series of Haven-style events. Pamela Hadfield, co founder of HelloMD addressed the participants of the event by saying, "Our HAVEN events are held to bring together our community to enjoy and experience cannabis in a group setting but also to shine a light on cannabis as a tool for health and wellness."
125 participants filled the San Francisco loft space.
People arrived at 3pm to enjoy cannabis sampling from 11 top regional brands including Strovia, Kikoko, ONa.Life, Little Green Bee, MoonMan's Mistress, Swerve Confections, Level Blends, Moxie Meds, Garden Society, Sweet ReLeaf, and Siva. Cannabis brands engaged with people, telling their origin stories and explaining how and what their product might be used for.
Jaene, Pamela, Rachel and Dee before the event began.
Starting at 4pm, three female entrepreneurs from the cannabis industry led the afternoon of activities. Dee Dussault, the founder of Ganja Yoga, and also the author of the new book Ganja Yoga, led the first half of the event with her relaxing style of yoga.
Jaene Leonard followed Dee seamlessly with a guided iRest Nidra Meditation. Nidra in Sanskrit means ‘sleep’ and Jaene has been leading guided meditation sessions throughout the Bay Area for years. She has also taught her iRest Nidra class at Harborside Health Center as part of a pilot program for veterans.
Rachel Dugas finished the afternoon with an immersive sound bath. Rachel leads sound baths throughout California and says she enjoys "guiding people through a healing journey through the use of sound and cannabis." Following Rachel's sound bath, a participant exclaimed "I felt like I just went on a 3 day retreat!".
HelloMD will continue to host Haven events, which support a sense of community around cannabis as a tool for health and wellness. The next Haven planned will be Laughter Haven, an evening of cannabis and comedy. Register with HelloMD and stay informed regarding upcoming pop up cannabis events.
Strovia offered a selection of their CBD to THC ratio lozenges.
Moonman's Mistress offered bite size morsels for sampling.
Kikoko passed out small cups of warm cannabis infused tea.